Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Puducherry on Friday Kiran Bedi slipped into disguise to measure the safety of women at night. Riding pillion on a two-wheeler with her staff, Bedi had covered her face with a scarf.
A clip of Night Round done 'incognito' to check how safe was it for women++during late night hours.
Helped identify areas for improvement.. pic.twitter.com/1BeMsL1JQX
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) August 19, 2017
Announcing her incognito ride on Twitter, she said, “Found Puducherry reasonably safe at night. But will be improved”.
Good job. But where is helmet?
— Shwetha Bhat (@shwethasamsekai) August 19, 2017
@thekiranbedi Ma’am, My humble request to the rider and you to wear a helmet.Your safety is also important. @Ahmedshabbir20 – @AntonyRubin
While many of her followers praised her for the surprise outing, but some others pointed out a violation of rules. It was noticed that neither she nor the woman riding the two-wheeler was wearing a helmet.
In response to the brickbats, Bedi said not wearing a helmet was a deliberate choice.
“Not wearing a helmet was a careful choice,” she said, as she “wanted to appear vulnerable and wanted to see how we women driving a bike were looked at.”